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Emma's Garden Blog Tour

Posted by Pam Quiltaholic Biswas on 16 August, 2014 at 0:55

Today, I'm very lucky to be featured on the Emma's Garden Blog Tour.  I'm so glad you stopped by.  It is a great honor to be invited by Patty Sloniger to be part of the tour and more importantly, great to have the opportunity to make fun items with the new Emma's Garden fabric line designed by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller Fabrics.   I first met Patty when she came to Houston Modern Quilt Guild and told us all about how she became a fabric designer.  I was instantly enamored with her amazing fabric designs.

I fell in love with the Emma's Garden collection immediately because of the rich, vibrant colors, in both florals and graphic patterns.  The Michael Miller cotton feels silky to the touch and just begs to be fondled.  We quiltaholics do have a problem fondling fabric, don't we?    The Garden Bouquet and Big Blooms really stand out as my favorites and I can think of lots more things I would love to make from them.  


Just a few of weeks before spring market, Patty provided fabric and I began cutting and sewing faster than a speeding Janome.  I made a cute baby quilt using Emma's Garden Blush Colorway.  I started with just a six inch strip of each fabric, I matched up each one with a white strip and cut six inch squares of each.  Sewing around all four sides of the squares and cutting on the diagonals, I made lots of half square triangles.  

This is so easy to do that I did not even need a pattern.  Then the fun began as I layed out all the half square triangles to design a quilt.  

Here is the cute baby quilt which I also quilted all over with flowers since Emma's Garden is abundant with flowers.

I actually made enough half square triangles to make a table runner to brighten my table in spring and summer.  I changed up the design a bit and quilted this a little differently.

The center of each square is quilted with a funky flower and swirls to adorn the negative space.  

The great thing about half square triangles is all the fun designs you can make with them.  

Houston Modern Quilt Guild went on a retreat in early May.  During the retreat, I made a paper pieced circle of geese pillow from all the pinks, violets and purple fabrics in the collection.  This pillow was lots of fun to make and really goes together quickly with just four blocks and some added borders.  

These flying geese got some simple straight line quilting.  You can find this free patern on Craftsy.  

Patty has generously donated a fat quarter bundle of the Blush colorway of Emma's Garden and you could win it by commenting below.  Tell me what your favorite fabric is from the entire collection of Emma's Garden. As always, if you are a no-reply commenter, please leave an email address for me to contact you! I'll pick a winner on Friday, August 22!

I hope you have been enjoying the blog tour each and every day, but in case you missed a day, check the schedule below

Don't forget to pop over to beckandlundy tomorrow for a Grand Finale giveaway!

8/7 - Michael Miller's website (that's Patty!)

8/8 - Hilary - youngtexanmama

8/9 - Karri - karriofberries

8/10 - Felice - sewscatterbrained

8/11 - Sally - sallysangelworks

8/12 - Liz - www.fatchickquilts

8/13 - Julia - starsandsunshine

8/14 - Jacey - jaceycraft.blogspot

8/15 - Sophie of C'est LaVie - lescrapdesoph

8/16 - Pam - pamquiltaholic

8/17 - Patty (yup, that's Patty's wrap up!) beckandlundy

If you would like to purchase your very own Emma's Garden bundle you may shop right here on my website.  Just click Shop now.  


Categories: 2014 August

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Reply rebekah
19:39 on 16 August, 2014 
Cheryl, it looks amazing in person! That is my favorite too!
Cheryl B says...
Violet Bee Damask is just beautiful. I can't wait to see what it looks like in person if it looks this good on the computer screen!
Reply Rebecca
19:09 on 16 August, 2014 
All the purples... Just such lovely hues
Reply Julie
18:12 on 16 August, 2014 
Oh that is mean making us pick just one - at present though, I think it would be Big Blooms, I love that low volume look. Thanks for the chance and I love your baby quilt - so bright and cheerful.71
Reply Sandy K
14:20 on 16 August, 2014 
I'm sure it will change, but for now Bee Damask is my favorite. LOVE the table runner.
Reply Vicki H
14:18 on 16 August, 2014 
Aflutter is my favorite. I love the baby quilt and table runner made with the hst.
Reply Marti
13:53 on 16 August, 2014 
I love Sketchy Stripe and Garden Bouquet. Such a fun and bright collection!
Reply Cheryl B
13:50 on 16 August, 2014 
Violet Bee Damask is just beautiful. I can't wait to see what it looks like in person if it looks this good on the computer screen!
Reply carolyn montgomery
13:48 on 16 August, 2014 
my fave print in emma's garden is flutter. i am obsessed with butterflys.
Reply Lori Morton
13:23 on 16 August, 2014 
LOOOOVE the Butterflies!! Violet.."Aflutter" fabric is my favorite...but do Love them all! Gorgeous bundle!
Reply Amy Campbell
12:28 on 16 August, 2014 
my fave is the dark purple print that has the bees! the color is luscious!
Reply raz724
12:02 on 16 August, 2014 
I love your use of HSTs. My favorite fabric is bee damask in violet
Reply Holly s
11:47 on 16 August, 2014 
That pillow!!!!!!
Reply Cherie
11:33 on 16 August, 2014 
Love the pillow! So crisp and clean looking. I have been craving ALL the fabrics, but I am particularly drawn to the big blooms print. Thanks for the chance to win.
Reply Gill
11:27 on 16 August, 2014 
Your baby quilt is fabulous - a great pattern!
I love Bee Damask!
Reply Kay Eyles
11:23 on 16 August, 2014 
The quilt is sweet but I really like the cushion, it would fit perfectly in my lilac and cream bedroom. My favourite print is Big Blooms in the violet colourway. Thanks for a great giveaway. x
Reply Amanda
8:59 on 16 August, 2014 
My favourite fabric from the collection is Happy Go Lucky in pink, I think it's so cute! Love what you made with the fabric, especially the flying geese cushion! Thanks for the chance to win!
Reply Lisa Marie
8:57 on 16 August, 2014 
Emma's Garden Blush Big Blooms is my favorite. What a great fabric line with beautiful feature prints and also lots of great blenders. Thanks for the chance to win!
Reply Jane Powell
8:16 on 16 August, 2014 
Bee Damask is my favorite. I really like this whole collection. Patty did a fantastic job!